2016 SMALL LOTS CABERNET FRANC - GOLD MEDAL WINNER

2016 SMALL LOTS CABERNET FRANC - GOLD MEDAL WINNER

34.95

VQA PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

SINGLE VINEYARD

750 mL

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Awards

GOLD, National Wine Awards, Wine Align, 2019

SMALL LOTS SERIES

Carefully selected fruit from Single Vineyard parcels, resulting in wines of exceptional character and a unique taste of place.

Prince Edward County Vineyard

Sourced from a single vineyard in Hillier.

Winemaking

Hand picked and destemmed only, the Cabernet Franc was fermented warm (not hot) for 24 days and barreled quickly into French oak. Most of the newer wood was used in our Certain Ratio cuvée and the balance was reserved for this wine giving the botanical aspect of the wine space to grow. A quietly thrilling drinking experience.

Tasting Notes

Ripe dark berry fruit on the nose with hints of dried herbs; on the palate black cherry, blackberry, with vanilla spice and hints of spicy herbs on the finish.

 Food Pairing Suggestions

Enjoy with roasted root vegetable dishes or soy glazed carrots or beets, pairs nicely with game birds like turkey, duck or quail or with grilled steak like porterhouse with thyme butter.

Critical Acclaim

“Such a gorgeous wine, and the ripest Franc I’ve even nosed from PEC. Classic raspberry bramble aromas with dark cherries, cassis, integrated spice and herbal accents. It’s tightly structured on the palate with red fruits, herbs, minerals and spice that all come together nicely though the finish. Another red that can cellar 5+ years.” Score 92 Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com

 “Even with a swirl, the nose remains delicate with red cherry, red and green bell pepper and mineral aromas. The acidity, chalky minerality and fine-grained tannin open the door to crunchy red fruit, dry cherry notes and dry savoury herbs. Medium bodied with singular character, this requires time and air to fully display its charm and complexity. If impatient, aerate/decant three to four hours and pour alongside duck confit or chicken cacciatore.”  Score 90 Louise Boutin, winecurrent.ca

 “A pleasantly tart and mouth-watering, cool climate Cabernet Franc from Prince Edward County. Aromas of tart blackberry, forest floor and smoke.” Score 89 Natalie Maclean, nataliemaclean.ca